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Helping Crime Victims: Levels of Trauma and Effectiveness of Services in Arizona, 1983-1984

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Cook, Royer
  • Smith, Barbara
  • Harrell, Adele
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1990-05-01
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
Language
English
Free Keywords
attitudes; intervention; personal finances; program evaluation; psychological wellbeing; social indicators; stress; victim services; victimization; victims
Description
  • Abstract

    This data collection was designed to gauge the impact of a victim assistance program on the behavior and attitudes of victims and to evaluate the program as assessed by police and prosecutors. Program impact was estimated by examining the change in psychological, social, and financial conditions of the victims following the service intervention. Three types of victim service conditions can be compared: crisis intervention service, delayed assistance service, and no service. The victim files contain information on the victim's demographic characteristics, various kinds of psychological indicators and stress symptoms following the incident, respondent's assessments of impacts of victimization on social activity, family, job, and financial conditions. The follow-up files have information on the victims' financial and emotional state some time after the incident. The police files include respondent's personal background, types and frequency of victim-witness services used, and opinions about contacts with police. The prosecutor files include variables relating to personal background and satisfaction with the court system.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Victim, Initial Interview Data
    • DS2: Victim Background
    • DS3: Victim Feelings
    • DS4: Victim Stress
    • DS5: Victim Social Life and Family
    • DS6: Victim Reactions File 1
    • DS7: Victim Reactions File 2
    • DS8: Victim Finances
    • DS9: Victim Assistance
    • DS10: Victim Crisis
    • DS11: Victim Direction
    • DS12: Victim Criminal Justice
    • DS13: Victim Follow-up
    • DS14: Victim Follow-up Feelings
    • DS15: Victim Follow-up Stress
    • DS16: Victim Social Life and Family Follow-up
    • DS17: Victim Reactions 1 Follow-up
    • DS18: Victim Reactions 2 Follow-up
    • DS19: Victim Finance Follow-up
    • DS20: Victim Assistance Follow-up
    • DS21: Police Data File 1
    • DS22: Police Data File 2
    • DS23: Police Data File 3
    • DS24: Prosecutor Data File 1
    • DS25: Prosecutor Data File 2
    • DS26: Prosecutor Data File 3
Temporal Coverage
  • 1983 / 1984
    Time period: 1983--1984
  • 1983 / 1984
    Collection date: 1983--1984
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Victims of the crimes of sexual assault, domestic assault, other assault, robbery, and burglary in Tucson, Arizona during 1983.
Sampling
The sample of 323 victims of sexual assault, domestic assault, other assault, robbery, and burglary consists of two major groups. For the first group 223 victims were selected from victim assistance program records (109 had received immediate crisis intervention services and 114 had received delayed services from the program). A matched control group of 100 victims who had received no program services also was selected. The sample of 148 police officers was drawn randomly, stratified by "team" (the four teams were located in the four geographical quadrants of the city). The survey of 36 deputy county attorneys represented a sample of all prosecutors in the city with the exception of two prosecutors used for the pretest and three who did not return their questionnaires.
Note
2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 27 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 27 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (82-IJ-CX-KO36).
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9329 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09329.v1
Publications
  • Wirtz, P., Harrell, A.. Assaultive vs. Nonassaultive Victimization: A Profile Analysis. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.2, (3), 264-277.1987.
    • ID: 10.1177/088626087002003003 (DOI)
  • Wirtz, P., Harrell, A.. The Effects of Threatening vs. Nonthreatening Previous Life Events on Fear Levels in Rape Victims. Violence and Victims.2, (2), 89-97.1987.
  • Writz, P., Harrell, A.. Effects of Exposure to Attack-Similar Stimuli on Long-Term Recovery of Victims. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.55, (1), 10-16.1987.
  • Writz, P., Harrell, A.. Police and Victims of Physical Assault. Criminal Justice and Behavior.14, (1), 81-92.1987.
  • Writz, P., Harrell, A.. Victim and Crime Characteristics, Coping Response, and Short and Long-Term Recovery From Victimization. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.55, 866-871.1987.
  • Writz, Philip W., Harrell, Adele V.. Victim and crime characteristics, coping responses, and short- and long-term recovery from victimization. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.55, (6), 866-871.1987.
  • Cook, Royer F., Smith, Barbara E., Harrell, Adele V.. Helping Crime Victims: Levels of Trauma and Effectiveness of Services, Executive Summary. NCJ 100868, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. 1986.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/100868NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Harrell, Adele V., Smith, Barbara E., Cook, Royer F.. The Social Psychological Effects of Victimization, Final Report. NCJ 100867, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. 1986.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/100867NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Smith, Barbara E., Cook, Royer F., Harrell, Adele V.. Evaluation of Victim Services, Final Report. NCJ 100869, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. 1985.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/100869NCJRS.pdf (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Cook, Royer; Smith, Barbara; Harrell, Adele (1990): Helping Crime Victims: Levels of Trauma and Effectiveness of Services in Arizona, 1983-1984. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09329